Johnsonville Secret Ingredient Recipe: Chicken Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
April 16, 2013

Johnsonville Sausage Secret Recipe: Jambalaya

I have never made Jambalaya before and was super excited to make it for the first time today.  Let me tell you – it turned out amazing!  As a member of the Johnsonville Sausage Delicious Dish Blogger Panel, I had the opportunity to create a delicious dish with a few secret ingredients – Johnsonville Better-for-You Sausages and Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in the Original Flavor.  So, on to the delicious recipe for Johnsonville Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya.

Johnsonville Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya 2


– 1 Package Johnsonville 3 Cheese Italian Style Better For You Sausage (12 oz), sliced

– 1 Package Johnsonville Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Better For You Sausage (12 oz), sliced

– 1 lb cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined)

– 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

– 2 Packages Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in Original Flavor

– 1 Can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes & Chilies

– 1 Can Diced Green Chilies (4 oz)

– 2 tbsp. Dried Chopped Onions

– 1 tsp. Paprika

– 1 tsp. Garlic Salt w/ Parsley

– 1/4 tsp. Pepper

– 1/4 tsp. Dried Thyme

– 1/4 tsp. Dried Basil



1 – Heat oil in a pot and add sliced Johnsonville Better-for-You Sausage and Cooked Shrimp.

2 – Add Dried Chopped Onion, Basil, Thyme, Garlic Salt w/ Parsley, Diced Green Chilies, Pepper and stir for 5 minutes.

3 – Add Rice and tomatoes and stir until boiling.

4 – Cook with lid on SIMMER for 30 minutes.

5 – Serve and enjoy!!

Johnsonville Better-for-You Sausages


We have had Johsonville Sausage before (and loved it) and I wasn’t sure how the Better For You Sausage would taste, but let me tell you – it far surpassed my expectations!  For my recipe, I used the Johnsonville Better For You Sausage in the 3 Cheese Italian Style and Chipotle with Monterey Jack Cheese and they were so yummy.  Not only were they yummy, but they smelled really good too!  I also love that the sausages were separated from each other in the packaging so that each sausage was not touching the other sausage in the package.

You can find a variety of Johnsonville Better-for-You Sausage flavors at your local grocery store.  You’ll find the big, bold Johnsonville flavors you love and crave, but with 50% less fat!  How sweet is that?

What flavor would you try first?  What recipe would you create?

This is a sponsored post from our friends at Johnsonville Sausage.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. 

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “Johnsonville Secret Ingredient Recipe: Chicken Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya”

  1. Kelsey Apley says:

    Yummy looks good. Love Johnsonville, but haven’t tried these new products!

  2. diane says:

    We LOOOVE all foods that hint of cajun! We lived in Houston for 6 years and fell in love with the heat and spice! I will have to check out this combination, looks good!

  3. Looks super tasty. My girls love sausage and rice…pretty sure they get it from their daddy! And, even a little spicy, too!

  4. Susan says:

    this looks amazing and easy to make too!

  5. Oh YUM! I have always wanted to try Jambalaya too and this looks like a great easy recipe! I think I see Jambalaya on our weekend dinner menu!

  6. Looks good and more importantly it looks easy enough that I can make it.

  7. Margie says:

    This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to try it.

  8. ellen beck says:

    We love Johnsonville – my husband could live off of their bratwurst in the summer. The recipe llooks great and I love Uncle Bens rice too.

  9. ashley says:

    I will have to try this! I think my family would love it!

  10. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’ve never made this before either but I’ll bet it is terrific. I love rotel tomatoes in so many things so that alone tells me this will be a great recipe. I have bought the Johnsonville sausage many times, we love that.

  11. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  12. heather says:

    I have never tried this sausage before but I think i will now and the recipe sounds delish thanks for this one i will try it.

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